On the 3rd of October The Land of the Tigers habitat opened at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. The first habitat of its kind in the UK, with at deep pool which will allow you to view the tigers both above ground as well as fully submerged. It is also the first mixed habitat of its kind with the introduction of Koi Carp and Grass Carp in the pool. The two tigers, Aleena and Siberia have settled well into their new habitat.
‘In the wild, Amur tigers are constantly under threat due to negative human impacts, including habitat destruction, poaching, the illegal wildlife trade and many other issues. Paradise’s Land of the Tigers habitat focuses on the illegal wildlife and logging trade where the unsustainable and unlicensed mass destruction of forest leaves the wild Amur tiger endangered to extinction (as classified by the IUCN.)’
The new habitat is structured around themed shipping containers similar to those used to transport chopped down trees within the illegal logging trade. Paradise Wildlife Park wants the new habitat to be a fun day out but to also raise awareness of the danger Aleena and Siberia’s relatives face in the wild.
Paradise CEO Lynn Whitnall had this to say:
“We are very excited to be developing our tiger habitat in 2020. This will be the second brand new habitat in as many years following the success of our Lion Pride Lands. Land of the Tigers will bring visitors closer to our beautiful tigers than ever before through the incredible underwater viewing part of the habitat. Amur tigers are endangered, so we hope for the patter of tiny paws in the years to come to further contribute to the European Breeding Programmes and continue to show our charities contribution to conservation both in the UK and around the world.”
Paradise is also home to 800 animals, including 10 individual big cats, the largest anaconda on display in the UK and a bespoke World of Dinosaurs, complete with 30 motion censored dinosaurs! Paradise is the perfect day out for the family. Gather your loved ones for an experience like never before at Land of the Tigers to create memories that will last a lifetime.